- v display excessive cordiality (towards)
he is always backslapping his colleagues at staff meetings
- Unlike other convention groups, they did not backslap.
- Worn down by the two-day competition in the Olympics' most demanding test, Decathlon Man Milton Campbell gave World Champion Bob Mathias a congratulatory backslap, then flopped .
- But Wilkins, due to retire for "reasons of health," last week riddled the ritual: no sooner had he got his backslap and thanks from Dwight Eisenhower than he blurted that his high .
- Geordan Murphy in ic Wales
Murphy explained, "They're saying an expression now - cwtching. It's a Welsh expression for a hug. Cwtch. It's pronounced 'cutching'. It's kind of like a well-done, semi-hug, backslap kind of thing, but it was a great atmosphere."